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Dog Food Delivered to Your Door is More Than Convenient

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

One thing I love about being a veterinarian is the ease with which I can manage my own animals. For example, my dog Apollo recently hurt his foot. I think he stepped on a sharp stick while running around our back yard, but whatever the cause,...

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How to Treat Chronic Renal Failure in Dogs

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by Jennifer Coates, DVM The kidney regulatesblood pressure, blood sugar, blood volume, water composition in the blood, pH levels, and produces red blood cells and certain hormones, amongst other things. Failure of the kidney can take...

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How to Treat Chronic Renal Failure in Cats

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by Jennifer Coates, DVM If your cat has been diagnosed with chronic renal failure, this is what you can expect to happen next: Medication: Medications and supplements that lower blood pressure, raise potassium levels, lower...

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How to Treat Mucus Stool in Dogs

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by Jennifer Coates, DVM Dog stool normally contains some mucus, but excessive amount of mucus in the stool may indicate a medical condition and will need medical attention. Treatment Options If your dog has mucus in the...

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Why Your Dog Sometimes Forgets His Training, and What You Can Do About It

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by Victoria Schade Have you ever asked your dog to do something simple—sit, for example—only to have him look at you as if you’re speaking another language? Youknowyour dog knows how to do it; it was the very...

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How to Properly Put on a Dog Harness

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by Caitlin Ultimo Whether you’ve never used a dog harness before or are considering trying out a new style, it’s easy to get tangled up in the process. With every new style there is a different set of benefits that vary...

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DIY Tips for Grooming a Dog at Home

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by Carol McCarthy You love snuggling with your dog, especially when her coat is soft and clean. But what do you do if your pup is starting to look a lot more like a Tramp and not at all like a Lady and you can’t get her to the...

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Fish that can Live in a Bowl

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By Kali Wyrosdic Oftentimes, new fish owners or parents looking for a suitable first pet for their children purchase fish bowls or small fish tanks assuming a smaller size means less responsibility and maintenance. Unfortunately,...

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Facts About Koi Fish

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By Kali Wyrosdic What’s elegant, regal, and can be found gracing outdoor ponds and water gardens throughout the world? The koi fish, of course! These big, bright fish have been around for hundreds of years and make a great addition...

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Sully the Tortoise Successfully Undergoes Bladder Stone Removal Surgery

Filed Under Health & Science

Slow and steady wins the race, so it makes perfect sense that a 6-year-old Sulcatatortoise named Sully is making a gradual, but healthy recovery after having bladder stone removal surgery. According to a press releasefromBluePearl Veterinary...

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What do Fish Eat?

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By Kali Wyrosdic There are thousands of different types of fish in all different colors and shapes, so it makes sense that there is no one universal fish food to satisfy them all. Fish can be found living in all different parts of...

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How to Take Care of Fish

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By Kali Wyrosdic Are you thinking about getting a fish but aren’t sure whether or not a fish would make the best pet? No matter what type of fish you’re thinking about, there are some basic fish-care facts that apply....

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Facts About Goldfish

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By Kali Wyrosdic When most people think of goldfish, they don’t realize that this common pet has a rather noble history. Goldfish as we know them today are all descendants of the Prussian carp, native to eastern and southeastern...

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How to Take Care of a Goldfish

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By Kali Wyrosdic If you’re thinking about getting a pet goldfish, you’ve made a great choice. Goldfish are one of the most common, popular, inexpensive and readily available types of pet fish in existence. Hobbyists and...

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Facts About Catfish

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By Kali Wyrosdic Though they may not sound exciting, catfish are incredible survivors as a breed of fish. They’re able to live and even thrive in temperatures from just above freezing to nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit and can...

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How to Clean a Fish Tank

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By Kali Wyrosdic Setting up an aquarium can seem intimidating at first, but once you get your feet wet you’ll see that aquariums are much easier to setup and maintain than you thought. All it takes is getting into a good routine...

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How to Take Care of Betta Fish

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By Kali Wyrosdic You’ve carefully weighed your options and decided on a betta fish as your new pet – great choice! As far as fish go, bettas are one of the more intelligent species; they’ve been shown to recognize...

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Facts About Betta Fish

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By Kali Wyrosdic Betta fish, also called Siamese or Japanese fighting fish, are beautiful to look at, fun to watch, and don’t require much space at all. Most bettas sold in pet stores can be kept in small fish bowls, sometimes...

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'Miracle' Technology is Available to Save Your Pet, But Can You Afford It?

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When I was in veterinary school, ultrasounds were the Next Big Thing. At the time, very few clinics aside from specialty hospitals had them, and even fewer knew how to use them. My class was the first to be fully trained in ultrasound technique...

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The Best Places to Pet a Cat

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By Elizabeth Xu Sure, you know how to pet a cat (and you’ve likely done it countless times). But while you may think you’re bonding with your furry friend, how do you know they’re enjoying it too? Although all cats...

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Cat Facts: What Does it Mean When a Cat Wags It’s Tail?

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By Vanessa Voltolina While dogs may wag their tails furiously as a sign of greeting and excitement, cats have more nuanced—but no less expressive—body language. Unlike their canine counterparts, felines have more complicated...

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Facts About Cat Dander and Allergies

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By Vanessa Voltolina Do you get sniffly, sneezy or itchy whenever your feline friend enters the room? These symptoms could, unfortunately, be signs of a cat allergy. Get all of the facts about cat dander, signs and symptoms of allergies,...

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How to Take Your Cat for a Walk

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By Vanessa Voltolina Want to let your cat explore the great outdoors without fleeing the scene? You might want to consider leash-training him. Being able to take your cat for a leisurely walk outside can create the perfect balance...

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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Off the Furniture

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Victoria Schade Dogs like to get comfortable when they take a break, so when they see the opportunity to snuggle up on a soft couch it often proves to be too great a temptation to resist. There’s nothing wrong with allowing...

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Dog Food 101: Can Dogs Eat Fish?

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By Caitlin Ultimo Whether you’ve caught your dog sniffing the air and pining after your plate of grilled salmon or spotted a few dog food brands touting it as the main protein, you may wonder if you can in fact feed your dog...

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Nutrition Questions
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Q. My pet is overweight, what should I look for in a food?

A. There are many therapeutic food options available. These foods have been formulated...

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Q. How does Hill's Metabolic Advance weight solution food work?

A. Hill's Pet Nutrition uses the most advanced technologies to understand how nutrients...

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Q. My cat will not eat the renal food my veterinarian recommended, can I feed a grocery store food?

A. Your veterinarian recommended a therapeutic kidney diet because it has ingredients...

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